By Michael Barone | 09/30/14 01:48 PM
John Kerry, as a presidential candidate in 2004, referred to George W. Bush’s coalition as a —œtrumped-up, so-called coalition of the bribed, the coerced, the bought and the extorted.—�
By Michael Barone | 09/26/14 11:56 AM
Whether Obama’s decision to launch air strikes against ISIS is a turning point, it was at least a move in the direction of a tradition in American foreign policy that has been conspicuously lacking in his administration.
By Michael Barone | 09/27/14 03:42 PM
In a New Republic article, Alice Robb points to blog posts lamenting that most city bicycle riders and marijuana smokers are men. How can we close the "bike gap" and the "pot gap?" these writers ask. Don't worry about it, is Robb's reply.
By Michael Barone | 09/26/14 04:59 PM
President Obama's job approval has been plummeting in heavily Democratic states like California and New York, which has negative implications for Democrats in House, if not statewide, races.
By Michael Barone | 09/25/14 12:41 PM
The shape of the political landscape suggests Republicans will gain House seats from the 234 they won in 2012, and possibly exceed the 242 seats they won in 2010 —" more than the party has won in any election since 1946.
By Michael Barone | 09/24/14 05:23 PM
Last week the voters of Scotland, in a heavy turnout and from age 16 up, decided not to disunite what has been arguably one of the most successful and beneficial nations over the last 307 years, the necessarily clunkily named United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
By Michael Barone | 09/23/14 08:01 PM
Over at the Volokh Conspiracy blog, Georgetown law professor Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz reports that on Jan. 20, 2012, the IRS revised its BOLO ("Be On the Lookout") list to include "political action type organizations involved in . . . educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights."
By Michael Barone | 09/22/14 05:41 PM
The oldest living former member of Congress, Ken Hechler, celebrated his 100th birthday Saturday.
By Michael Barone | 09/18/14 01:31 PM
The problem, says British-born, California-based historian Gregory Clark, is that upward mobility is something of a myth, in America and elsewhere.
By Michael Barone | 09/19/14 07:12 AM
It’s clear that Scots have voted against independence and in favor of remaining in the United Kingdom.
By Michael Barone | 09/17/14 01:29 PM
An assessment of their strength going forward depends on how well they are succeeding in maximizing their vote in line with their historic character.
By Michael Barone | 09/17/14 01:01 PM
There's a widespread assumption that most Americans prefer multilateral action-- acting with other nations as partners. But maybe that's not so.
By Michael Barone | 09/16/14 01:55 PM
In an unusual statement supposedly made spontaneously to well-wishers after a Scottish church service, Queen Elizabeth II urged Scottish voters to think "very carefully about the future." Good advice.
By Michael Barone | 09/12/14 12:06 PM
On the issues of Iraq, immigration and inversion, President Obama finds himself forced by events to do something he dislikes -- and he's in trouble with much of his Democratic Party base for doing so.
By Michael Barone | 09/11/14 03:10 PM
For a devastating assessment of President Obama's Sept. 10 speech, read Walter Russell Mead's piece in his Via Meadia blog.
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